Description: Dragons often hold major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. In many East Asian cultures dragons were, and in some cultures still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion and the universe. They are associated with wisdom, often said to be wiser than humans, and longevity. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic and are often associated with wells, rain, and rivers.
To call upon the power and magic of a dragon is to call all the elements and beyond at once. The fire of magic, the water which is the blood of this world, the earth of the body and the container of magic, the air through which all life breathes. The order and chaos, bound and unbound, the energy which courses through all beings.
In the book “Pocketful of Dreams” by Denise Linn, she describes the Dragon as follows:
- a powerful dream symbol
- represents life force and great potency
- dragon fire is very purifying
- slaying the dragon is confronting and overcoming fear
This book is a wonderful resource. Anyone interested in dream interpretations with a spiritual inclination should consider it as a purchase.
It never ceases to amaze me what can be seen in inanimate objects, or how we interpret them. I believe this is called Pareidolia, where we descry shapes and figures of things known to us from things that are otherwise random and naturally haphazard.
Here, I have taken a macro photo of a piece of “A” grade Pietersite, a beautifully translucent crystal. All I have done with this image is saturate the colours and lightly sharpen the radius, nothing more. Even in a simple rock, magic can be found. The beauty of nature is everywhere; all we need do is look.
Photo taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!